New skate park for Morzine
A new skate park is currently being built in the centre of Morzine set to be ready this summer!
So we caught up with some of the members of the Concrete Community Association of Morzine to find out how this amazing new feature for Morzine came about…
The midi ramp of the old skate park was vandalised by revellers at the Harley Davidson festival about 4 years ago. The ramp was then removed as it was unsafe and there was no word of it’s repair or replacement. The entire park had been falling into disrepair for a few years and so a group of local skaters decided to approach the Mairie to ask what they were going to do. The answer was that they didn’t have any plans to do work on the park other than trying to patch over problem areas.
After this, the group decided to ask for a new park & the Concrete Community Association was formed.
We caught up with Paul Vines from the Concrete Community Association to find out more about the skate park creation process…
After over three years of meetings with the council, designing potential parks, a lot of hard work and fundraising the Mairie agreed to replace it! A tender process was held to find the company to build the park. The park is being paid for by the Mairie and some money from the fundraising will go towards covering adjustments we ask for that are not covered by the original design budget. I am not sure if government subsidies were acquired or not. Our group worked closely initially with a French architect and friend Julien Clement. Our designs then went back and forth between Julien and Marc from SSC, the company contracted to build it. Skatepark Service Conseil won the tender for the park. However they do not build parks, just design and consulting. A second tender was held by them to find a builder. We had hoped a Belgian company Concrete Flow would win but Beton France were chosen to build. The park will feature a bowl, street course, a mini ramp, a flow section and a separate training area for the under 8’s.
The park could hopefully be finished by mid July & will be free for all to enjoy. It is a huge feature for Morzine created from a lot of time, hard work & fundraising by the Concrete Community Association.
Some of the latest snaps of the construction works below
(Photo Credit: ReelfunMedia (http://www.reelfunmedia.com) and Joel Erith
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